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Amazon Toy Deals: Legos, Nerf, FurReal Friends, Sorry & More!

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Today December 1, 2014 only, Amazon is offering select Hasbro toys and games for 50% off!

There are lots of sale items- here are just a few of the deals you can get:


* Sorry Game $11.49

* Trouble Board Game $8.49

* FurReal Friends Walkin Puppies PomPom Poodle Toy Plush $12.99

* Playskool Step Start Walk n Ride $14.99

* Nerf N-Strike Elite: Strongarm Blaster $6.49


* Nerf N-Strike Elite 100-Dart Refill $12.49

And while not 50% off, Amazon also has this huge container of Legos for a great price.

* LEGO Bricks & More Builders of Tomorrow Set 6177 $22.99

How to Buy Baby Toys on a Budget
How to Buy Baby Toys on a Budget
How to Buy Baby Toys on a Budget

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Amazon: K’Nex for $11.98

Saturday, November 29th, 2014


Please note: Amazon prices may change at any time.  Please double check the price before buying!

If you have a child that loves K’Nex, Amazon has a great price on them currently.  Right now you can get the K’NEX 375 Piece Deluxe Building Set for just $11.98!

K’Nex Building Set $11.98

Product Details:

  • Set includes 375 Classic K’NEX pieces: rods, connectors, wheels and more!
  • Includes 30 building ideas
  • Open ended building fun
  • Convenient storage tub
  • Ages 7+
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$200 in Free Bonuses from Capital One 360! (through 12/1)

Friday, November 28th, 2014


Through December 1, you can make $200 with Capital One 360!  Who can’t use the extra cash?

To get the $200, you need to open an online savings and/or checking account with Capital One 360.  Here’s how it works:

(If you plan to do both offers, be sure to open the Savings Account before you create the Checking Account in order for the bonuses to work properly.)

 1.  Get a $100 Bonus when you open a Savings Account.

* Open a no-fee Capital One 360 Savings Account by Dec. 1, 2014.

* Deposit a minimum of at least $1000.

* Receive a bonus of $100 that will start earning interest immediately!

* After 30 days, you can either choose to close your account or just leave the money there and enjoy continuing to collect interest on it.

2.  Get a $100 Bonus when you open a new Checking Account.
Open a fee-free Capital One 360 Checking Account by Dec. 1, 2014.

* Make an initial deposit of at least $250.

* Make 5 purchases with your debit card or use CheckMateSM to make 5 remote check deposits (or a combination of both) within 45 days of opening your account.

* After 50 days, you’ll receive your free $100 bonus!  You can then either choose to close your account or just leave the money there and enjoy collecting interest on it.

Capital One 360 is a great option for online banking.  We’ve used it in the past and were very happy with the great service they provided!

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Happy Thanksgiving + 10 Things I’m Grateful For

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

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Happy Thanksgiving to each of you, my blog readers!  I wish you a day and year full of joyfulness!

And just for fun, here are 10 things I’m grateful for, in no particular order.

  1. My wonderful, committed husband and 3 precious children….these 4 alone make me feel so, incredibly rich!
  2. Yummy food….yes, I do love good food.  That’s why I enjoy posting recipes, you know.
  3. Friends….I have so many people that care about me, love me and encourage me.
  4. My parents….they’d do anything for me and have taught me so, so much.
  5. Pinterest….I get so much inspiration there!  Sometimes I wonder why I even own cookbooks.
  6. Jesus….without Him, I’d be nothing!
  7. The beauty of the world around me… much color, variety and uniqueness.  It’s awesome!
  8. Smartphones….I know, you might think I’m kind of silly.  But I do love the convenience of my smart phone- being able to use the Kindle app to read ebooks and coupon apps to save money.  (And no, we didn’t break the bank to get my phone either!)
  9. Health….something I don’t appreciate enough until I’m not feeling good.  And after 3 days of dealing with a baby that had croup, I’m keenly aware of just what a blessing it is to be well!
  10. Holidays….because they give us a good reason to kick back, relax and enjoy family and friends and all of our blessings!
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ChipperSitter: $3 Hours of Babysitting for $10!

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Life can get busy so quickly and before you know it, it’s been several months since you last had a date!  And if you are like us, part of the hassle in planning a date night is finding a sitter for the children.  And not just finding a sitter, but finding a sitter that you can trust and this is affordable.

I recently learned about ChipperSitter and thought their services sounded like an amazing way to help parents get an affordable childcare for date night.  For just $10, ChipperSitter will provide you with a professional babysitter to watch your children for 3 hours!  (If you want any additional hours, you’ll pay just $15 per hour for each hour after that.)  Sounds pretty good, right?!

Oh, and if you appreciate a company that gives back, you’ll want to know that during the month of December, ChipperSitter is going to give 15% of their profits to help care for the homeless in New York City.  So you can have a date night and inadvertently help out those less fortunate!

So, what is ChipperSitter?

ChipperSitter is a company that provides babysitting services through their network of professional babysitters in major cities throughout the country.  ChipperSitter is meticulous in their hiring process so that you can relax knowing you children are in good hands.  Every sitter has to undergo a background check, reference checks, sex offender status checks and they even scan the web and news sources to make sure there is nothing bad that turns up there.  In addition, they also do a thorough round of interviews with child care experts to make sure the sitter is up to par and capable of doing an excellent job.

How does ChipperSitter work?  It’s this easy!

1.  You’ll need to contact ChipperSitter via their website or by calling (877) 620-8578.

2.  ChipperSitter will setup a time for an experienced expert from their team to call or video call to discuss your babysitting needs.

3.  You’ll then be emailed access to ChipperSitter’s software which will allow you to view sitters near you.  You will be able to watch their sitter video where they will introduce themselves to you and you can even chat with your prospective sitter too!  Facebook profiles are available for review as well.

4.  Once you’ve decided on a sitter, you can book your date night.

5.  Your all set to enjoy some time with the one you love!  (And if it gives you peace of mind while you are out, you can always text your sitter or view your little ones via an app on your smartphone too.)

What’s the biggest thing that keeps you from having date night?  Have you ever used a service like ChipperSitter?

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